TutorialsThese pages contain brief tutorials supporting the visualization programs for imaging and manipulating crystal structures. The tutorial pages are listed by the visualization program they support.
- How to Use the CrystalMaker Demo Program - This help page, written by Stephen Heyes at Oxford University, supplements his online lectures on the "Structures of Simple Inorganic Solids".
- Using CrystalMaker to Save Crystal Structures as Unknowns - This tutorial shows you one method for using the CrystalMaker program to remove information about the identity of the mineral from crystal structure files.
- Using XtalDraw to Make Animated GIF's of Crystal Structures - This tutorial, written by Robert Downs at the University of Arizona, shows how to make animated gif's of crystal structures, using the high-temperature α-β quartz transition as an example.
- Using XtalDraw to Save Crystal Structures as Unknowns - This tutorial shows you one method for using the XtalDraw program to remove information about the identity of the mineral from structure files.